Turkish Interrogatives – How?

Nasıl?

Nasıl is the fourth interrogative derived from ne ‘what’ by compounding, in this instance with asıl ‘basis’ (Lewis, 2000),
nasıl?
how (he/she/it)

Nasıl can take on a limited number of suffixes,
nasılsın?
how-2S
‘how are you?’
nasıl?
how-be.PT
‘how was it?’
nasılmış?
how-be.EVI
‘how was it?’ (evidentiary)

In a non-interrogative clause it can be suffixed with the conditional -se/-sa (from ise),
bu iş nasılsa olmayacak
this work how-be.COND happen-NEG-FUT
‘this is not going to work anyhow’

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